Sunday, June 27, 2021

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

June 27, 2021
10:15am

Organ Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements                       John Strawbridge

 

Choral Introit “O Jesus, Sweet Jesus” (Root)

O Jesus, sweet Jesus, we sing now to Thee;
We praise Thee and thank Thee for all that we see.
Jesus, Jesus, happy and free.

 

Call to Worship

L: Come among us, Healing God; we wait for you.
P: We come, hungry for your Word to bless us.
L: Come among us, Compassionate Christ; we hope in you.
P: We come, hungry to be filled with the Bread of Heaven.
L: Come among us, Restoring Spirit; we wait and hope in you.
P: We come, eager to rest in your peace.

 

Opening Hymn “He Touched Me” UMH 367

1. Shackled by a heavy burden
‘Neath a load of guilt and shame
Then the hand of Jesus touched me
And now I am no longer the same
REFRAIN: He touched me, oh, He touched me
And oh, the joy that floods my soul
Something happened, and now I know
He touched me, and made me whole

2. Since I’ve met this blessed Savior
Since He’s cleansed and made me whole
Oh, I will never cease to praise Him (to praise Him)
I’ll shout it while eternity rolls
REFRAIN: He touched me, oh He touched me, He touched me
And oh, the joy that floods my soul
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole

 

Psalter Reading Psalm 130:1-8

A song of ascents.
1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.

3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.

The word of God….Thanks Be to God

 

Prayer of Confession (ALL)

God of All People, we confess that we try to go it alone. We think that we can handle what comes our way, or we swing to the opposite side and worry we are burdening others. Remind us that we need one another on this path of faith, and that we need to help one another. You came to help us bear our burdens; help us to bear one another’s burdens as a community in Christ. Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon

You are not alone. Even if at times it feels that way, God is with you, and God is present in the people around you. Know that you are beloved by God, and forgiven. Go and share the good news, seeking justice and forgiveness in the name of the love of Christ. Amen.

 

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer

 

Choral Response “Holy, Holy, Holy” 2x TFWS 2007

Holy, holy, holy. My heart, my heart adores you!
My heart knows how to say to you: You are holy, Lord!

 

 

Gospel Lesson Mark 5:21-43 NIV

21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
The Word of God for the people of God…..THANKS BE TO GOD

 

 

Sermon “A Healing Touch”                Rev. Debbie Scott

 

 

Invitation to Offering

On-Line giving

 

Offertory “How Firm A Foundation” (arr. Schwing)

How firm a foundation, O saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

(This unique arrangement was made for the Ladies’ Choir of the Women’s College of Baltimore in 1892. The Women’s College was founded by John Goucher in 1882, just two years before the building of Lovely Lane Church; the College was later renamed in Goucher’s honor and moved to Towson. The arrangement is by Henry Schwing, the first Organist of Lovely Lane. It does not use the tune we all know for these words – but, though it will sound strange in June, we do all know this tune!)

 

Offering Prayer (All)

Thank you, God, for the generosity that enables us to share. We are rich in many things. Help us to empty ourselves of pretense, even as we pour out gifts of gratitude. We dedicate our offerings and ourselves to shaping the community you intend, in the spirit of Christ. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” UMH 474

1. Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

2. When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

3. When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

 

Benediction

L: Go now to where you find friends and neighbors,
as well as family and strangers.
P: We will share that never-ending love of the Healer of all.
L: Go now, with that faith which dares to touch the outcast,
with hearts that break for the pain of others.
P: We will share the compassion of the Friend of the broken.
L: Go now, carrying word and wonder to a weary world,
waiting in silence for the songs of hope to sing to all creation.
P: We will follow the Dryer of tears wherever we are led.

 

Choral Benediction “Shalom Chaverim” (trad. Hebrew)

Farewell, my friends; may peace be with you.

 

Ringing of the Bicentennial Bell

 

Postlude

 

We are sad that this is Elise Volkmann’s last Sunday with us; she moves cross country to Berkeley to pursue a doctorate program focusing on German Silent Movie Music. We wish her Godspeed.

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